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Mariposa County Hires New Assistant CAO for Human Resources, Information Technology and Strategy

MARIPOSA, CA – The County of Mariposa is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Joseph Lynch to the position of Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO) with special responsibility for human resources, information technology and strategy. Mr. Lynch comes to this role from the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency, where he has directed a similar scope of administrative ...

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CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Declares End to Fire Season, Transitions to Winter Preparedness

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit (MMU) to declare an end to fire season effective Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. within Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “2020 brought yet another record-setting peak wildfire season. Fires impacted the entire state, reminding us of ...

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CHP Reminds Californians to Stay Safe For The Hoidays

SACRAMENTO – As Californians prepare for the Christmas holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of safe driving are just as critical as ever.  Although traffic may be lighter this holiday season, it is not an invitation to speed.  The rules of the road still apply, and motorists should avoid driving tired, impaired, ...

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Continued Rental Assistance May be Available from FEMA

SACRAMENTO – If you are a California survivor of the recent wildfires receiving rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, let FEMA know if you have a continuing need. Rental assistance is for paying rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home. To continue to receive it, you must prove an ...

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Sheriff Douglas Binnewies Retires After 30 Years

Please Join Us As We Celebrate And Recognize Sheriff Douglas Binnewies For His 30 Years Of Service To Mariposa County And The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The Board Of Supervisors Will Honor Him During Their Meeting On Tuesday December 22nd At 11am. Due To Covid Restrictions, The Board Chamber Can Only Accommodate 19 People at a time, Therefore, We Encourage ...

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Mariposa County CAL FIRE Burn Permits Not Required

MARIPOSA – On Monday, December 21 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) will lift the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. MMU would like to remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Can Now Accept Emergency 911 Text

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office now has the ability to accept emergency text messages. Residents can text 911 instead of calling, if they are unable to do so in the case of an emergency. This technology is available to use from their cell phones when speaking on the phone is not an option or could put the caller in ...

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Cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, joins Adventist Health Medical Offices

OAKJURST – Board-certified cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, has joined the medical staff at Adventist Health Medical Office in Oakhurst, as well as Fowler and Selma. Patel specializes in general cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, vascular heart disease, arrhythmias (arterial fibrillation) along with preventative ...

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Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or Visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16

SACRAMENTO – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just five days left to register for federal aid. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later. The deadline is Dec. 16 ...

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